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Old Maps

I end up searching for old maps every once in a while, and never remember the best way to do it. Start with David Rumsey’s site and use the “geofencer” tool Zoom in to the region of interest select maps on the right to overlay drag the maps to reorder …

Rotary Phone & Pi

I wanted Max to use our old rotary phone, and with a little downtime during COVID and wanting to learn Python anyway, it was a great project to make the phone work on it’s own and to call another phone. Basically, I’m making my own little phone interchange, with the …

Yogurt

Notes from the trials of making homemade yogurt. Default process: Heat milk to 180 degrees F (denatures proteins) Hold in oven for 30 minutes at 180F (should increase thickness) Cool to 115F in water bath Incubate at 110F for 8 hours in food dehydrator (allows bacteria to grow) Heat milk …

Pierogies

From Babcii’s recipe that Mom transcribed. Babcii said this recipe was from Aunt Mary, Dzdadi’s sister. Makes approximately 18 pierogies Dough 2 Tbl butter 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbl sour cream 2 cups flour 1 egg pinch salt Melt butter and add to milk. Add the sour cream to make …

Beeswax Candles

This page has all my notes for making beeswax candles. Sounds like beeswax should use square braided wick. 5/0 wick seems to work well for small hand-dipped candles < 3/4″ wide. The Candlewic 6″ low smoke wicks create tunnels in the tea lights. the 5/0 square braid seems to work …

Cider 2019

First Pressing Random apples from some lady who dropped them off. Many were really old, and needed lots of cutting. Probably some Gravenstein and Golden Delicious? Fermented fast. OG: 1.040? pH: 3 gallons of juice Reinette du Canada Lots of apples off this tree, but they bruised really fast so …

China Camp 24

Campgrounds

Notes for reserving campgrounds. Book State campgrounds tomorrow at 8am for Sun Feb 06 2022 Holidays: Our holidays 2020/2021: March 26-27: China camp reservations April 9 Friday: professional development April 12-16: Spring break April 15-18: China camp reservations for site 25 & 26 May 31: Memorial Day June 4: Summer Break …

Wild mushroom buscuits

from http://www.mssf.org/cookbook/chanterelle.html Mushroom Biscuits Makes 12 biscuits This quick biscuit recipe is especially good when fresh chanterelles are in season. Other mushrooms can be substituted. 1 small onion, minced 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound chanterelles, chopped into small pieces 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/2 teaspoons salt …

Quick Pickles

These quick pickles are a good balance of acid and sweetness, and maintain a good crunch for a year or so.  To make them, just cut up some middle-aged or younger pickling cucumbers and stuff them in jars with the herbs and any other additions (dill, carrots, peppers, etc).  Cover …

InsecureID

Tired of looking at the blank backside of everybody’s ID badge at work?  Me too!  InsecureID makes fun and interesting ID badge cards that you can add to the back of your current badge to add some personality.